1. All About: Traditional Style

    Elegance is timeless. Hear us when we say this: There is nothing wrong with being traditional. Today's designers have forged a familiar path between the classic look we've all loved at one time with a little risk that we all need from time to time. The tried and true traditional style hasn't replaced it's key characteristics. It will always favor warm paint colors, dark wood tones, and gentle curv…Read More

  2. All About: Bohemian Style

    Be vibrant, free, and unique - channel your inner boho-chic. Bright colors, rich textiles, and mixed patterns characterize the bohemian lifestyle. If you're one of our non-conformist, free-spirited friends out there... we promise, no rules will be given during this style spotlight. The Bohemian lifestyle is all about rejecting rules so instead, let's recycle the rules into design "tips". In other …Read More

  3. All About:The Farmhouse Look

    If you've been dreaming about white subway tile, distressed antique decor, and of course... walls covered in ship-lap, then you've landed on the right blog post! Creating the farmhouse style is all about simplicity and functionality. White color palates, rich wood tones, and organic accents create airy, clean spaces complete with loads of texture. But don't make the mistake of dismissing the power…Read More

  4. All About: Urban Industrial

    Exposed brick, steel columns, wrought iron railings, and concrete floors... that's right, we are talking about Urban Industrial. We like to call this style's followers "imperfectionists" and if you find the beauty in historic elements of old structures and abandoned buildings... you're one of them, my friend! But don't worry, we love imperfectionists. Because an industrialized room is the perfect …Read More

  5. All About:Transitional

    What do you get when contemporary and modern styles come together in perfect harmony? The answer: Transitional. This style combines the warmth of traditional with the brightness of contemporary... and we haven't noted any objections! Simple silhouettes and tone-on-tone palettes create a crisp, serene atmosphere. While no marriage is perfect... this one certainly comes close! A balance of masculini…Read More

  6. The Perfect Porch Light

    Anyone who owns a home knows how great it is to pull up in the evening and have the welcoming glow of the porch light greet you. You may have just come home from vacation or a long business trip, and that shining light on the front of your house lets you know you’re finally home. When you have guests over after sunset, the porch light is what lets them know that you’re home, and if the kids ar…Read More

  7. The Evolution of the Ceiling Fan

    In homes today, people flip a switch and a ceiling fan turns on overhead. These fans keep the house cool during the summer and warm during the winter, and they’re often left on for hours or even days at a time without problem. As a modern convenience, they’re often forgotten about until something goes wrong. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we love helping customers find new fans for their homes…Read More

  8. Adding a Kitchen Island

    Many modern homes have kitchen islands included as part of the architectural plans, but if you live in an older home, you may be thinking about adding an island. Doing so can increase your prep and serving space, as well as provide a great spot for the family to gather in the mornings. There are countless island sizes and designs out there, and picking one can seem like a challenge. Another challe…Read More

  9. Make Your Home More Functional with New Lighting Controls

    Dimmer switches and controls have been around for a few decades now, and many homeowners have discovered the convenience and functionality of having dimmers installed in their home. Whether you’re attempting to set a mood, finish a chore, or highlight a piece of decor, the right lighting controls are key to making your home more functional and inviting. If you’re adding new light fixtures to y…Read More

  10. How Bright Should My Exterior Lighting Be?

    Exterior lighting can be extremely versatile, and having the right fixtures in the right places can make your backyard or front porch more inviting. You also want your home to be secure, and having bright motion sensors or spotlights can deter trespassers and unwanted intruders. A question many homeowners ask is, “How bright should my outdoor lighting be?” You don’t want your pathway lights …Read More